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Tuesday, October 28, 2003


NEWS 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 27th Street reopened on Monday, Oct. 27. Ohio Street is closed for re-paving. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 3-2611, or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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BUDGET UPDATE: Regarding the recently announced 2.5 percent reduction in state appropriations, we intend to continue to meet this challenge as we have the previous cuts -- with short-term reductions that have the least affect on our students. There are no plans for further layoffs this fiscal year. Our long-term strategy is to maintain the quality of education for our students. This may require further reductions in the size of UNI should state support continue to diminish. -- President Koob.
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NEW CAMPUS MAP AVAILABLE FROM UM&PR: The new map, based on drawings by local artist Mark Nickel, provides a more accurate and realistic view of sidewalks, parking lots and buildings. The digital format allows for easy adaptability and updating. Two sizes are available: the 8 1/2 x 11 is designed for on-campus audiences only; the 11 x 17 folds down to a tri-fold (fits into #9 envelope) and includes regional maps and additional UNI info. Call UM&PR at 3-2761 to order. They are free up to 250 maps (total) per semester, per department. For customizing, call for an appointment. The map is online in black & white and color. A PDF is available to download for the 8 1/2 x 11 b&w at
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/campusmap.shtml
The map should not be reduced further than 8 1/2 x 11.

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PLAN OF STUDY GOES ONLINE: ITS announces the release of a new online planning tool for undergraduate students to help students better plan their overall educational experience and graduate as efficiently as possible. Students can access the program by logging into MyUNIverse and clicking on the "Plan of Study" link in the "My Personal Records" channel. Anyone can view the majors templates at http://www.uni.edu/pos.
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MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES: Minutes from the September 16th MUG meeting are available at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/mug/mug_minutes.asp
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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS: Customers at Chats in Maucker Union will evaluate customer service, food quality and atmosphere Oct. 27-30. The survey also will be conducted in the Piazza and Commons Oct. 27-30.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

PADDLING PANTHER PROGRAM: The Paddling Panther Learn to Swim Program will start session II for the fall semester Saturday Nov. 1. There are openings in the 9 a.m. Level IV; 10 a.m. Preschool, Level I, Level III; and the 11 a.m. Preschool, Level I, Level II, Level IV and Level V/VI. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu for more information.
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ARE YOU A FORMER RA?: The Department of Residence is interested in knowing which of our faculty and staff have ever been RAs (resident assistants), members of residence halls staffs, or involved in faculty-in-residence type programs, at UNI or elsewhere. E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu with information about who, what, where and when.
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AEOP FUND-RAISING: The UNI Association for Educational Office Professionals is conducting its annual fund-raiser to support scholarships for AEOP members and their dependents. Two gift ideas available are: Home Interior gifts/candles and Tastefully Simple (food products not available stores). The order deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 4 for Home Interior and Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Tastefully Simple. Books for browsing are available from any AEOP member. Call Dianna at 3-217 for Home Interior orders; call Judy in Human Resources at 3-2422 for Tastefully Simple orders.
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HATS, HELMETS & HEADDRESSES: "H Day" of the UNI Museums' A-Z Institute will be Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the University Museum. Wherever you go in the world, people have things with which to cover their heads. Learn about haberdashery and see the Museums' marvelous collection of head- wear. Bring a hat (or helmet or headdress) to decorate or show, and brainstorm the 'hats' you wear every day. For children grades K-6. Registration fee is $15 for Friends of the Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. Prices include supplies, snacks, certificate and A-Z Institute t-shirt. Register by Oct. 31.
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STUDENTS FOR DEAN: If you are interested in getting involved with the Dean for America Campaign, or the UNI Students for Dean organization, contact Raiyan Syed, Black Hawk County Organizer of Dean for America at 287-6081 or raiyansyed@yahoo.com.
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LEAF RAKING: UNI Habitat for Humanity is raking leaves as their annual fundraiser to help build houses in the Black Hawk County area. If you wish to request the service, contact Susan Rhines at 222-0014 or srhines@uni.edu
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EVENTS 
(by category)

ATHLETICS
UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL: Meet the 2003-04 UNI men's basketball team at the West Gym Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6:45 p.m. Fans have a chance to win numerous prizes. The first 100 fans to arrive get a free t-shirt. Free Pepsi will be served. UNI students, faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets to the UNI-Iowa men's basketball game in the UNI- Dome Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 each and go on sale to the general public Monday, Nov. 3.
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CONFERENCES/METTINGS/WORKSHOPS
GRADUATE COUNCIL: Minutes from the Oct. 23 Graduate Council meeting are available at: http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes.asp
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DISNEY RECRUITERS: Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m, Disney recruiters will be in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The program is a chance for students to gain experience living, learning and earning. For more information, visit http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com or e-mail heidi82@uni.edu
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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR: The 5th annual Exploring Majors Fair will take place Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. The Fair, hosted by Academic Advising Services, is designed for undecided students, as well as students who have declared but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available. Door prizes will be given.
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ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY: A two-week workshop for faculty to discuss and experience online learning and teaching from the student point of view, conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT with no face-to-face meetings. For more information and to sign up visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm
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IOWA INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Thursday, Oct. 30 to Friday, Oct. 31 in Des Moines. "Storming the Capitol: Advancing Technology Education," brings together technology and industrial technology educators at the secondary, community college and university levels to learn about the latest in their fields. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/iite or contact Linda Love at linda.love@uni.edu, 3-6899
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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
SATELLITE HEALTH CARE SERIES: The third seminar in the 2003 Satellite Seminar Series, "Keeping Our Promises: Improving Care at the End of Life" with Diann Uustal, will be aired live on Tues., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. in the Union Central Ballroom A. The series features experts in the field of health and healthcare policy, and is being co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Departments of Biology and Philosophy & Religion. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m, SRL 115. Thomas Connors, assistant professor of history, will present "Poe's 'Conqueror Worm' and Irving's 'Sleepy Hollow': The Landscape of Death in Mid- Nineteenth Century America." The lecture is free and open to the public.
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HEPATITIS C SEMINAR: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m. in WRC 252. Medical professionals from Allen Memorial Hospital's Center for Digestive Disorders will discuss how Hepatitis C damages the liver and affects the body. Signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment will be discussed. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, 3-2198.
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COFFEE BY THE CONSOLE: The Cedar Valley Linux Users Group (CedarLUG) will host four early morning technical presentations every Thursday morning from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. Join us for caffeine and computers in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Each talk will begin at 7 a.m, and will address issues relevant to today's computing. Attendees will be eligible for a new Linux system, thanks to Computer Doctor of Cedar Falls. This system will be on display starting Oct. 20 in Wright Hall, Room 339. For details and promotional information, visit http://www.cedarlug.org.
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FILM SCREENING: The College of Education and the University Museum present "To Be and to Have," a new film by renowned French documentarian Nicolas Philibert on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m, SEC lobby. Free admission. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_resources/tobe.shtml

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CROW FORUM: Monday, Nov. 3, at noon in Baker 161, Leslie Sandra Jones, Biology, will present "What Is It About the Culture of Science? The Persistent Under-representation of All Women," sponsored by the graduate program in Women's Studies. All are welcome to attend.
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PERFORMING ARTS
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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YAMATO DRUMMERS COMING TO THE GBPAC: Sunday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Pre-show party at 6 p.m. in the lobby. The musicians of Yamato perform on drums ranging from the size of a dinner plate to a massive six-foot diameter drum. They blend phenomenally powerful and dramatic drumming with music of delicate beauty and humor. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS
HISTORY CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY: The History Club is throwing a Halloween Costume Party Thursday, Oct. 30 in Club '91, Maucker Union. There will be a prize for best costume. The party begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.
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TRICK-OR-TREATING FOR UNICEF: The Student Social Work Association will trick-or-treat Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cedar Falls. They will ask for donations to provide children around the world lifesaving medicine, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education, and emergency relief. Anyone interested in participating, contact Katie Coltrain at kc496523@uni.edu
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